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Sugar Giant
2002 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Redglobe Season
Range June 30th - July 12th
Additional Years 2000 | 2001 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014
Sequence 133
Row 5
Tree 12
Flesh White
Chill Hours 800
Bloom Date March 31th
Ripe Date July 7th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
7
2.6
6
6.8
6.8
6.5
11.2
6
1

Notes

WHITE, sub-acid taste, 25% ripe, some variation in ripeness between trees, many splits, taste: 6.5 sweet

Description

Orig. by C.F. Zaiger, G.N. Zaiger, L.M. Gardner, and G.G. Zaiger, Modesto, Calif. (Unknown nectarine x Royal Gold) x [O'Henry o.p. x (MayGrand o.p. x Sam Huston)]. Plant patent 8442; 2 Nov. 1993. Fruit: large; globose; light red blush over white ground; medium pubescence; flesh white, firm, melting; freestone. Ripens 1 week before Giant Babcock. Flowers: large, showy, pink; leaf glands reniform. Tree: large; vigorous; upright; productive. Sub-acid taste, sweet.

Key

  • Evaluations are based on a 1-8 scale (6=OK,7=Commercially acceptable, 8=Excellent)
  • Size is in inches
  • Shape: round is assumed, T=tip, P=point, S=suture, OB=oblate, OV=ovate
  • Pubescence: 10=nectarine
  • Freeness: 3=early cling, 8=completely free
  • Status: 0=discard, 1=keep
  • Notes: SOS=soft on suture, SOT=soft on tip, RIF=red in flesh, GAS=green around stem
  • RAP=red around pit, GGC=green ground color, sz=size, wh=white, yt=young tree, CCT=concave tip
  • Bloom date is when approx. 90% of blooms are open (full bloom)

The description of each variety of peach or nectarine fruit under each group is in different formats as this information is collected from varied sources and hence is not consistent

 

     
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